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The Carpenters Arms Motel

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Went for Sunday lunch with a party of ten, ranging I age from 8 to 80. The staff were great and the food was excellent. We akk had the Sunday roast - some beef, some turkey (some both!), and a couple of lamb shanks. There were no complaints. Simple food done really well with plenty of trimmings. There were lots...

Thank NewWorldMan16
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

On arrival I gave my name, no welcome just your key is in the door. Room itself was ok, little tv, kettle, tea & coffee making facilities (no cup or spoon, which I'm sure would have been provided if asked for) iron, ironing board & trouser press & En suite. At 2100 I decided to give the food a try,...

Thank Mark G
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Came to the Carpenters Arms, South Marston, not really expecting much but turned up late which Dave was more than happy with, informing me on the phone that the key would be in the door ready for my arrival. Came into my room and was very impressed, lovely and spacious, huge bed and great bathroom with bath tub ready for...

1Thank leejohn123
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

let in early , v. cold outside. welcoming, friendly, a good table near the bar. a good pint of bitter, my lady had a zinfandel. our meal was superb, scampi chips &salad, too much for me, chicken &stilton for my partner. excellent food , well presented, tasted as food should be cooked

1Thank alanwilliams200
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Awful food and awful service, husband and wife owners were rude and made no effort to give us a good experience. Wouldn't ever recommend as not the warm and welcoming country pub food and atmosphere people visiting these types of restaurants would expect

4Thank fooddude91
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015

On a previous visit to Shrivenham, a group of us on a business trip stayed at a large chain hotel and wandered into the Carpenters Arms on our second nights stay after we were less than impressed with the "luxury" hotels services. After revisiting the Carpenters Arms every night after this first visit, we felt we should save our legs...

1Thank Craig C
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Had a nice meal here last Saturday, the T bone steak good size but was lacking flavour. All freshly cooked and a good potion of the trimmings. The 3 B's bitter was not available which was a shame, this being an Arkels pub and the brewery just down the road i was surprised. Anyway, well worth a visit i will...

1Thank Chris S
Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner were staying at a nearby hotel and decided after driving past this pub numerous times we would go there on our last night of our trip for something different to do. It was the best decision we made the entire trip, the food was delicious home cooked food. The landlady and landlord were the most gracious...

1Thank Zoe M
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Lovely friendly welcoming atmosphere. Excellent food perfectly served. Home mad vegetable lasagne very tasty and t bone steak cooked to perfection. Good size portions. Would definitely go again if in the area.

1Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Had a nice meal with a friend. It's nice to see a proper English pub offering an array of tasty treats !!! Too many to choose from. We went on a Monday eve. Lovely seating areas. Will definitely recommend and certainly visit again. Many thanks xxx

1Thank welltravlady

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Carpenters Arms Motel Swindon, is on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border and provides you with quality rooms at guest house prices. In the country but just minutes from Swindon, Shrivenham, Wanborough, Blunsdon RMCS, Honda as well many other towns.Our reputation for quality accommodation, food and Arkells Real Ales has grown to reach the number one for accommodation in Swindon, on the biggest review site in the world, TripAdvisor. If you wish to stay Monday to Thursday you need to book early as we have long term satisfied guests who stay weekly. Why choose the rest when you can choose the best. The Carpenters provides an ideal haven for the business traveller or tourist seeking peace and tranquility. The Carpenters Arms lies approximately 3 miles north of Swindon and is ideally placed for visits to Bath, Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and a host of Cotswold beauty spots. If you are looking for a boisterous, noisy, over the top establishment, The Carpenters is not for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Carpenters Arms Motel

Address: Old Vicarage Lane | South Marston, Swindon SN3 4ST, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: $85 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carpenters Arms Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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#2 Business Hotel in Swindon
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“they have lovely ground floor rooms which was extremely important and situated in a quiet place plenty of parking”
jacquelinem322, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't expect a late pint!! 😭”
leejohn123, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“The double rooms are with the extra, although the member of our group that stayed in the single had no complaints!”
craigcL6907QF, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We did not eat here so cannot comment further other than on the food offerings.”
WiggleOxford, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“They are all at the back away from the road.”
Brian-Snellgrove, 29 Dec 2014 | Read review
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